Samantha Thomason

01/18/2010 - 3:12pm

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead has won the 2010 Newbery Medal!

When You Reach Me, set in 1979, is about a twelve-year-old New York City girl who is in the midst of reading A Wrinkle in Time when she begins to receive a series of mysterious notes from an anonymous source that seem to defy the laws of time and space.

Rebecca Stead is also author of First Light, about New York City boy who accompanies his parents on a research trip to Greenland where he meets a mysterious 14 year-old girl named Thea who lives below the ice.

See the other award-winning children's books!

02/23/2010 - 9:18am

Going Bovine by Libba Bray received the Michael L. Printz Award this morning at the American Library Association's midwinter conference in Boston. (That means some of the country's top librarians think this is the best young adult book published in 2009!)

Going Bovine  is about Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital, in an attempt to find a cure. Better yet, let Libba tell you about the book in her own words:


01/18/2010 - 2:34pm

Winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Printz Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and more were announced this morning at the American Library Association's midwinter conference in Boston.

See the list of 2010 Award-Winning Children's Books and 2010 Award-Winning Teen Books.

For a list of winners for all ALA book awards, see this press release.

01/17/2011 - 12:02pm

National Book Award: Young People's Literature
Each November the National Book Foundation honors an outstanding book in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
2010 Winner

01/14/2010 - 1:01pm

See works by the students of Johnny Johnson's Watercolor Workshop through January in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

01/14/2010 - 12:13pm

In this Teen Council production, one of our teen library users tells us what the library means to her.

01/07/2010 - 12:16pm

 The recent snow storm couldn't halt progress on England Run, our newest branch in southern Stafford County.
See recent contruction photos. It's going to be a beautiful library!

01/07/2010 - 11:30am

Recently several library patrons have spoken out about what the library means to them.
See the following Letters to the Editor of the Free Lance-Star by Bill Hayes (, Nancy Lamb (, and Samuel C. Smart (

The CRRL is proud to serve our diverse and growing community, and honored to be recognized by our patrons.

03/03/2010 - 11:50am

Saturday morning stories for families.

February 6 & 20, 10:30 - 10:50
Stories and fun for families.

11/24/2009 - 5:56pm

View photographs by John Bice through November in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.


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